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Istanbul Education Summit 2023
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Istanbul Education Summit 2023

17 - 18 November 2023


The 3rd Istanbul Education Summit will take place this year on November 17-18, 2023, in Istanbul, under the theme “Leading the Change in Education.”

The Istanbul Education Summit, organized by Turkish Maarif Foundation, which aims to be a meeting point for institutions and actors distinguished by their international activities and efforts in the field of education, will take place this year on November 17-18, 2023, in Istanbul, under the theme “Leading the Change in Education.” The summit was held online in 2021 with the theme “New Trends and Transformation in Education,” and its second edition with the theme “The Future of Schools: Post-Pandemic Needs of Education.” convened face-to-face in Istanbul.

The Istanbul Education Summit is an international platform where future perspectives, institutional approaches, and practices related to education will be discussed. It aims to facilitate discussions on developments in education and the sharing of experiences from different countries globally, bringing together participants worldwide.

There will be opportunities for discussions and learning at various levels during the summit. In the high-level meeting of the summit, the topic of “Leading the Change in Education” will be discussed with the participation of education ministers from different countries. The three panels will host academics and experts in the field to discuss various aspects of the main theme. The panel topics include “The Change in Paradigms and Philosophies of Education”, “How to Protect the Critical Mind in the Age of Digitalization: Staying as a Human” and “Social Changes and Sustainability, School Architecture, and the Instructive Role of Space”. Moreover, there will be sessions under the name of “Education in the Century of Türkiye” and “Technology in Tomorrow’s Educational World”. Additionally, there will be presentations of “Good Examples in Education” compiled from the Maarif Schools globally and various activities in the exhibition area.

The opening speeches of the Istanbul Education Summit will be delivered by the President of the Republic of Türkiye, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will honor the summit with their presence, the Minister of National Education of the Republic of Türkiye, Prof. Dr. Yusuf Tekin, and the President of the Turkish Maarif Foundation, Prof. Dr. Birol Akgün.

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